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Fleet Maintenance Mechanic I / Ii


DEFINITION

To perform semi killed and skilled journey level work in the mechanical repair and maintenance of light and heavy gasoline and diesel driven automotive and other mechanical equipment. This classification is assigned to the Miscellaneous bargaining unit for labor relations purposes and is subject to overtime, call-back and standby assignments, and shift work.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general supervision from supervisor and from higher level technician staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Inspect vehicles and equipment for needed repairs; perform minor repairs as required.
  • Lubricate automotive and power driven equipment with the use of air pressure and lubrication tools.
  • Drain and refill crankcases; inspect and fill gearboxes with lubricants; replace lubricant fittings; maintain lubrication records; maintain lubrication stock and replace as necessary.
  • Repair and maintenance of public transit buses.
  • Inspect, charge, and replace batteries.
  • Change and repair tires on light and heavy equipment.
  • Clean and wash motorized equipment.
  • Wash and otherwise keep shop and equipment in clean and orderly condition.
  • Make minor mechanical adjustments to automotive and other power?driven equipment.
  • May assist Equipment Mechanic in mechanical overhaul and repair work.
  • Maintain necessary records of time, materials, and parts used.
  • Pack and replace wheel bearings.
  • Replace shock absorbers, fan belts, radiator hoses and u?joints.
  • Perform general overhaul, tune up and repair work on automobiles and related power driven equipment.
  • Inspect, adjust and replace necessary units and parts including cooling, fuel and exhaust components.
  • May fabricate and modify parts and equipment.
  • Repair and overhaul brakes, ignition systems, electrical systems, transmission, differentials, and hydraulic systems; inspect, repair, overhaul and assemble automotive electrical equipment such as generators, distributors, magnetos and starters.
  • Perform inspections of automotive or mechanical equipment to determine repair needs of estimate cost of repairs; perform occasional metal work by cutting, welding other procedures.
  • Supervise other equipment mechanics on a rotating basis during supervisor's absence.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Fleet Maintenance Mechanic I
    Knowledge of:
  • Servicing and minor maintenance of automotive and other power?driven equipment.
  • Oils, greases, and lubrication devices, and other tools and materials used in servicing equipment.
  • The methods and materials used in cleaning and washing automotive equipment.
  • Ratings and sized of tires for sedans, light and heavy trucks and equipment, tractors and heavy earth moving equipment. Fleet Maintenance Mechanic II Knowledge of:
  • Journey level methods, materials, tools and techniques used in the repair and maintenance of a variety of automotive and mechanical equipment.
  • Journey level skills in auto diesel and light and heavy gas engines.
  • Interpret and work from sketches and blue prints
  • Operating principles of gasoline and diesel engines, and mechanical repair of heavy trucks and construction equipment.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work place.
  • City regulations, procedures, and operations related to operation and maintenance of City owned vehicles.
  • Electric arc welding and acetylene welding.
  • Principles of supervision.

Ability To:

  • Lift up to 50 pounds (over head) in weight.
  • Learn principles and practices of auto maintenance
  • Learn proper safety techniques
  • Lubricate a wide variety of mechanical equipment.
  • Maintain time, mileage and servicing records.
  • Read manufacturer's lubrication charts.
  • Identify automotive parts and supplies.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Learn the use of welding (gas and wire) procedures.
  • Maintain servicing records. Fleet Maintenance Mechanic II
  • Meet all Fleet Maintenance Mechanic I requirements.
  • Train and assist others as required.
  • Safely operate heavy construction and repair equipment with proficiency and efficiency.
  • Locate, correct and adjust defects in complex automotive and mechanical equipment.
  • Adapt available tools and repair parts to specific repair parts to specific repair problems.
  • Interpret and work from sketches and diagrams.
  • Use and care for tools used in automotive and mechanical repair work.
  • Recognize and deal with hazards encountered in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

      Fleet Maintenance Mechanic II

      Knowledge of:

      • Journey level methods, materials, tools and techniques used in the repair and maintenance of a variety of automotive and mechanical equipment.
      • Journey level skills in auto diesel and light and heavy gas engines.
      • Interpret and work from sketches and blue prints
      • Operating principles of gasoline and diesel engines, and mechanical repair of heavy trucks and construction equipment.
      • Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work place.
      • City regulations, procedures, and operations related to operation and maintenance of City owned vehicles.

      • Electric arc welding and acetylene welding.
      • Principles of supervision.

      Ability to:

      • Meet all Fleet Maintenance Mechanic I requirements.
      • Train and assist others as required.
      • Safely operate heavy construction and repair equipment with proficiency and efficiency.
      • Locate, correct and adjust defects in complex automotive and mechanical equipment.
      • Adapt available tools and repair parts to specific repair parts to specific repair problems.
      • Interpret and work from sketches and diagrams.
      • Use and care for tools used in automotive and mechanical repair work.
      • Recognize and deal with hazards encountered in the course of work.
      • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

      EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

      Fleet Maintenance Mechanic I

      Education

      Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

      Experience

      One year of journey level experience performing automotive and heavy-duty equipment maintenance and repair.

      Fleet Maintenance Mechanic II

      Education

      Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by six continuing education units or six units from an accredited college in the field of automotive and truck maintenance and repair.

      Experience

      Two years of experience performing duties comparable to those of a Fleet Maintenance Worker I in the City of Turlock.

      LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE

      Fleet Maintenance Mechanic I

      Possession of a valid, appropriate California Driver's License at the time of appointment, to be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

      Ability to obtain an ASE Brake Certification within 18 months of employment.

      Fleet Maintenance Mechanic II

      Possession of a valid, appropriate California Driver's License at the time of appointment, to be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

      Ability to obtain ASE Certifications in Brakes, Manual Drive Train and Axles, Suspension and Steering, and Heating and Air Conditioning within 18 months of appointment.

      PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

      Maintain the following physical abilities: see well enough to read, write and make observations, operate hand and power tools, vehicles and heavy equipment; hear well enough to converse on the radio, telephone and in person; bodily mobility to walk, bend, stand, crouch or climb for extended periods of time, operate assigned equipment and vehicles and perform heavy manual labor for extended periods; ability to tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature while performing essential functions and be able to lift equipment as necessary.



          For questions about City employment, please contact:

          Human Resources
          156 S. Broadway, Ste. 235
          Turlock, CA 95380-5454
          (209) 668-5540
          humanresources@turlock.ca.us
          Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM




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